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Scores of housebound patients ‘have not yet had a Covid-19 vaccine’ despite many being high priority

Ministers have been warned for months now about low vaccination rates amongst housebound elderly people who are too frail, ill or anxious to travel to get their vaccine.

The Government must get to grips with this problem as a matter of urgency. Ministers need a clear plan to increase uptake working closely with care providers, local councils and trade unions – otherwise those who are housebound risk missing out as the vaccine rollout moves on to younger, less clinically vulnerable groups.

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